Illustrations brachytherapy – prostate cancer

Medical illustrations about brachytherapy in treatment of prostate cancer for a health portal (implantation of radiation sources (seeds) into the prostate under ultrasound control).

The illusration shows the procedure in a sagittal section of the human body. A hollow needle is used to deliver the seeds to their exact positions within the prostate.

Project details:

Content: Illustration Brachytherapy

Utilization: Patient information website

Specifications: 640 * 480 pixel

Client: Dimensional / – IQWIG

The rights of use of the illustrations shown are with the respective clients.

Brachytherapy of the prostate is a special form of cancer treatment in which tiny radioactive radiation sources (seeds) are implanted directly into the prostate gland, which is located near the bladder. These seeds continuously emit low-dose radiation that specifically destroys cancer cells in the prostate while largely sparing surrounding healthy tissue.